According to the owner, Pawn Gallery decided to give Detroit artist Topher Crowder his first big Dallas show, "so he wouldn't start hacking people up with a machete," if that gives you an idea how edgy this guy is. Crowder's ink-on-paper images are huge on the wall but draw the eye into bottomless whirlpools of detail--a thousand comic book stories in a single frame. Like hyper-industrialized, decaying Detroit itself, Crowder's images break down into layers of odd gizmos and scurrying widgets, with sly references to everybody from Hieronymus Bosch to R. Crumb. The free... More >>>